Why the tagging concept in Evernote and everywhere else sucks By Tiago Forte of Forte Labs This post was republished on the Evernote blog There is an axiom in the productivity world that goes something like this: “Tags are inherently superior to folders” The reasons seem compelling at first glance: Tagging allows the same files/notes/items to exist
By Tiago Forte of Forte Labs Now available in Russian. This is Part 2 of an experiment in science-fiction prototyping, in which I try to envision the future by examining the best ideas from 100 sci-fi novels. 4. The more advanced technology becomes, the less it matters Nearly every vision of the future I’ve come across
By Tiago Forte of Forte Labs Now available in Russian, Portuguese, and Chinese. Over the past two years I’ve read 100 sci-fi novels, averaging about one per week. See the full list here, with my favorites. I started reading sci-fi to pass the time. I had good memories of reading Jurassic Park as a kid.
By Tiago Forte of Forte Labs I once promised myself that if I was deceived into clicking on one more sensationalistic headline promising “10 Magical Productivity Tricks to Change Your LIFE OMG!!!”, I would immediately launch a scorched earth campaign against the productivity industry. That was 11 minutes ago. So here we go… Here are
By Tiago Forte of Forte Labs This story ends with an online class I created on how to design sustainable habits. It begins in 2010, when I first discovered the world of habit formation, while writing a book on my travels. Reading classics like Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird and William Zinsser’s On Writing Well,
Teaching is not the last stop on your learning journey — it’s the first. By Tiago Forte of Forte Labs This post originally appeared on the Skillshare blog. I created an online Skillshare class on productivity last year that has enrolled more than 8,000 students, and since then have become very passionate about helping others do the
By Tiago Forte of Forte Labs 10 days, 11 hours of meditation per day. No talking or communication of any kind, not even hand gestures or eye contact. No reading or writing materials of any kind. No exercise, no entertainment, no physical contact, no leaving the grounds, no food or drink besides what was provided.